A large tree uprooted on a pedestrian road in Naha, Japan"s southern island of Okina
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Typhoon Neoguri batters Japan's Okinawa islands

9 July 2014 Last updated at 15:04 BST

A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.

Typhoon Neoguri passed over the islands on Tuesday, bringing torrential rain and winds of more 200 kilometres an hour.

Jenny Wivell reports.